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Project Management for the Rest of Us

Many of us are called upon to manage project work with only a vague sense about how to do it effectively or efficiently. Instead, we bumble through with clunky spreadsheets and a wide range of different expectations about how and what to manage when it comes to project work. Or, we feel overwhelmed at the very thought of learning and then using a whole new set of tools, just so that we can PLAN the work, when we really feel that we should simply be DOING the work.
Come to this one-day workshop to learn a quick and easy set of tools that you can apply right away to make your project planning much more engaging, meaningful and complete. In this course you will…

  • Understand what a project is and IS NOT
  • Understand the stages of project development and how to lead effective meetings in every stage
  • Practice describing a project goal and objectives
  • Translate goals and objectives into a project scope
  • Engage and secure sponsorship for your project
  • Engage the right stakeholders at the right time with a communication plan
  • Practice leading an effective project team meeting
  • Learn to anticipate and mitigate risks
  • Build a collaborative action plan that includes task interdependencies
  • And more!

 

Thu., May 14
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Room: 1522

Register by Feb. 23: $95
Register after Feb. 23: $110

 

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Claire Laughlin is a consultant and trainer for Cabrillo's Corporate Training department. This and other classes that Claire teaches are designed to leverage the power of the intersection between creativity, group dynamics, collaborative process, and easy-to-use tools.

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How to Become a Cabrillo Extension Instructor

Do you have professional or creative practice experience that you can share with others? Would you like to earn extra income as an instructor? The Cabrillo Extension program is always looking for new classes ideas.

Learn from a seasoned pro everything you need to know to get started in a lucrative part-time profession.

Sat., March 21
2 - 4:30 pm
Room: 431

Register by Feb. 23: $50
Register after Feb. 23: $58
plus $30 text payable at class

 

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David Cook has taught classes in over a dozen community colleges since 2001. He is a skilled professional who is passionate about his subject and has transformed that skill into a method for planning, designing and teaching Extension and Community Education courses.

Jill Gallo is the Cabrillo Extension Coordinator

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Understanding Your Personal Style: Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Working in a corporate or organizational environment or as a team member of any community group, your personal style is the key to being effective, respected and optimally successful. In this Myers-Briggs Personal Style seminar, you will learn more about what “makes you tick” and how your style preferences may either mesh well or sometimes fail to blend with other personalities. Gain practical tips and tools for leveraging your natural talents and strengths, including insights on what behaviors to modify in your approach when appropriate.

Learn the terminology on these four scales: (Introvert/Extrovert, Intuitive/Sensing, Thinking/Feeling and Perceptive/Judging). Find out your 4-letter combination and what it means in terms of blending and building relationships with others.

The facilitator will assist participants in examining their most challenging work scenarios with options for using more effective approaches in terms of personal style choices. All participants will complete the MBTI Instrument in class. Materials fee includes assessment instrument with results, comprehensive MBTI booklet and presentation package.

Thu., March 26
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room: 512

Register by Feb. 23: $52
Register after Feb. 23: $58
plus $45 text payable at class

 

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Linda Gunther has held positions as HR leader for a variety of top-tier companies. Linda specializes in HR Development and designing and facilitating Management/Leadership workshops for delivery across the globe. She is also an author, actor and supporter of the arts in our community.

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Become a Notary Public - Includes the 2014 Laws

Establishing yourself as a Notary Public, earn additional income and provide a service to your community. It’s not just a clerk’s job anymore. Successful notaries provide a valuable service to their company, friends and private clients. Ambitious Notaries gain the skills it takes to become a Loan Signing Agent making $200 to $400 per signing.

Our 6-hour state approved seminar gives you the knowledge to pass the exam and practice as an effective Notary. You’ll receive 2 practice tests and you’ll take the official Notary exam directly following the seminar.

Must be 18 years of age. Serious conviction may disqualify applicant.

Register for the exam from 4 – 4:30 pm. Exam is from 4:45 – 6 pm. For the exam, bring a $40 check payable to Secretary of State, current driver’s license or state-issued ID (you must be a legal resident of California), a 2 x 2 passport color photo, and a few #2 pencils. LiveScan fingerprints required after you pass the exam.

There will be a short break for lunch. It is suggested that you bring your lunch, as there is no Saturday food service on campus.

Please arrive early. Due to State Regulation, no one will be admitted after the class begins. You must also be on time when returning after the break. No refunds for late arrivals.

 

Sat., March 14
8 am - 6 pm
Room 454

Register by Feb. 23: $95
Register after Feb. 23: $110
plus $30 text payable at class

 

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Carrie Christensen - See bio below

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Renew Your Notary Commission - Includes the 2014 Laws

Need to renew your notary commission? A three hour refresher course is required. You must also be livescanned and pass the official Notary exam again. We’ll feature the new state laws passed this year and give you a brush- up on general law to make sure you haven’t fallen into any bad habits.

Your commission must be current to be eligible for a renewing seminar.

Must be 18 years of age. Serious conviction may disqualify applicant.

Register for the exam from 4 – 4:30 pm. Exam is from 4:45 – 6 pm. For the exam, bring a $40 check payable to Secretary of State, current driver’s license or state-issued ID (you must be a legal resident of California), a 2 x 2 passport color photo, and a few #2 pencils. LiveScan fingerprints required after you pass the exam.

There will be a short break for lunch. It is suggested that you bring your lunch, as there is no Saturday food service on campus.

Please arrive early. Due to State Regulation, no one will be admitted after the class begins. You must also be on time when returning after the break. No refunds for late arrivals.

Sat., March 14
12:45 - 6 pm
Room 454

Register by Feb. 23: $50
Register after Feb. 23: $58
plus $30 text payable at class

 

register online

 

Carrie Christensen - See bio below

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How to Become a Loan Signing Agent

Already a Notary? NOW WHAT? Learn how you can easily turn being a Notary into a “flexible” part time or full-time career!

A Loan Document Signing Agent is a Notary with expertise in signing and notarizing of loan documents within the real estate community. Because you are a Notary, you are halfway there! You can earn $50 to $300 per signing. Great News! Why? It takes about an hour or less to complete a signing. Enroll to learn how you can use your Notary skills to maximize your income. You will learn: the duties/limitations of the Loan Signing Agent, industry terms, step-by-step procedures for completing a loan signing, job expectations, what notary skills are needed and how to market yourself to secure clientele.

It is recommended that you bring a highlighter pen and a sack lunch.

Sat., March 21
9 am - 4 pm
Room 454

Register by Feb. 23: $95
Register after Feb. 23: $110
plus $60 material fee payable at class

 

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Carrie Christensen - See bio below_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Foreclosures: Less Risk, More Rewards

Many people want to buy residential properties in foreclosure at substantial discounts but don’t know how to uncover title or debt to establish equity. Warren has taught hundreds of people over 20 years how to make such purchases with minimal risk and cash.

This three-hour workshop illustrates the four-part foreclosure process with handouts and emphasizes how to buy the best discounted properties at trustees’ sales. This can be a rewarding investment of your time and money. Topics include:

  • The complete foreclosure process
  • How to uncover the best discounted property
  • Risks and rewards of purchasing property
  • How to step through the total research process to establish actual equity through governmental support available in all California counties.


Sat., April 25
10 am - 1 pm
Room: 435
Register by Feb. 23: $48
Register after Feb. 23: $54

 

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Warren Racine has been a licensed real estate agent/ broker for over 40 years. He has taught thousands of people how to uncover title and debt to establish equity in residential properties in foreclosure. He has been teaching his workshops throughout california for over 30 years.

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The Basics of Selling on eBay

Learn the right way to sell on eBay with a class designed to enhance your sales success. Create and enhance listings with photo editing and attractive descriptions, open and use PayPal and set pricing to maximize profits.

Sat., May 2
2 - 5 pm
Room: 507

Register by Feb. 23: $24
Register after Feb. 23: $28


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Carol Jensen - see bio below

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How to Use a Smartphone


If you bought a smartphone for someone, expect to get some calls with questions like, “What’s an app?”, or “Why does my battery run out so quickly?”, or “How do I upload videos to the Facebook?”

Explore the basic functionality of your new smartphone. Learn common tasks like sending a text message, watching a video clip on YouTube, or surfing the Web. This workshop also covers fundamentals like configuring the security options, adjusting the brightness of the display, and setting the device up to work with a wireless network.

Bring your iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or other smartphone to class with your charger.

Sat., March 21
2 - 5 pm
Room: 507

Register by Feb. 23: $24
Register after Feb. 23: $28


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Carol Jensen specializes in financial aspects of start-up businesses and she is a Registered Tax Preparer (CTEC). Carol has taught QuickBooks and Real Estate classes at Cabrillo for many years.

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Landlording Made Easy

If you are a landlord, or are thinking about becoming one, this class will provide you with the basics of managing real estate. Learn how to legally advertise, screen applicants, develop procedures and build excellent tenant relationships.

We’ll go over basic Fair Housing laws and legal requirements with tips and tricks to lead to an easier landlording experience.

Bring your lunch if you want to participate in one-on-one Q & A time.

Sat., May 16
9 am - 3:30 pm
Room: 432

Register by Feb. 23: $90
Register after Feb. 23: $98

 

plus $5 materials fee payable at class


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Kathleen Richards, M.S., MPM, is Broker/Owner of a local property management company. She writes, teaches, and has been an expert witness for court cases as well as serving as President on state and local property management boards.
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Starting Your Own Nonprofit

If you are thinking of starting a nonprofit business this class will demystify and explain the nonprofit start-up process for you. After learning the advantages and restrictions of running a nonprofit you will be able to decide if a nonprofit start-up is the best choice for you. You'll learn about the privileges and restrictions nonprofits face, how to deal with government agencies, alternatives to a nonprofit and an understanding of the application and approval process.

Instructions on the new streamlined IRS exemption process will be included.

Sat., April 18

10 am - 1 pm
Room 432

Register by Feb. 23: $62
Register after Feb. 23: $74

Class fee includes workbook

 

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Josh Wagner runs the Santa Cruz consulting firm PlanRight, which provides a user-friendly approach to nonprofit start-up. PlanRight serves hundreds of client organizations around the country.

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3-D Design & Printing for Educators

Learn how to use Blender to teach science and engineering concepts and standards, creativity, and skills that can be used in a career. Get advice from our professional 3D educators and learn how to engage students in this powerful and revolutionary technology.

Prerequisite: 3D Design & Printing - see above

Mon. & Wed., April 13 & 15
6 - 7:30 pm
Room: 2501

Register by Feb. 23: $90
Register after Feb. 23: $98


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Andy Stoller - see bio below

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Video Game Design for Educators

Game design is a career in its own right, but you’ll also find a variety of interesting applications in your own classroom! Use games to reinforce concepts, tell stories, build group skills, and integrate multiple disciplines to create truly multi-talented and empowered students.

Prerequisite: Video Game Design - see above

Tue. & Thu., April 21 & 23
6 - 7:30 pm
Room: 2501

Register by Feb. 23: $90
Register after Feb. 23: $98


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Andy Stoller, BA in Physics, working in summer camps and classroom environments focusing on high-tech, hands-on, and computer-savvy teaching and curriculum development. Andy has found in MakersFactory a place to express and combine his passions for education and design, and to educate a new generation of makers, programmers, and tinkerers.

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Game-Based Learning with MinecraftEdu

Heard about Minecraft yet? With millions of players worldwide, Minecraft is becoming an unprecedented Internet-powered social phenomenon.

MinecraftEdu is a special educational version of Minecraft designed for use in the classroom, which provides extra tools for teachers. Learn how to use games in your classroom to engage students and energize your curriculum!

5 Wed., April 8 - May 6
4 - 5:30 pm
Room: 2501

Register by Feb. 23: $195
Register after Feb. 23: $220


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Joe Allington, BA in Computer Science: Game Design, gets to try something different every day, with core roles including designer, teacher, optimist, and technician. Joe specializes in two-dimensional design with Adobe Illustrator, three-dimensional design with Blender/Rhinoceros, and alternate-dimensional design with Pathfinder. In his spare time, Joe finds answers!

 


 

 

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